Newcomer Rides

Once-a-month Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Arrive at 8:45 a.m.
See Monthly scheduled rides

The (mostly) monthly Newcomer rides introduce cyclists to group riding and help returning riders get back on the roads. They are perfect for riders who want to be more comfortable on city streets with cars, to extend their range and abilities, and to ride in a group. If your goal is to ride farther and faster and to more interesting places around the Westside, the Newcomer Ride is the perfect start. (Note: If you are a more experienced rider and a “newcomer” only to Wheelmen rides, you may be encouraged to join the riders on Lou’s Corner Caper.)

The course is decided by the leader after polling everyone’s experience and time constraints. Rides are relatively flat, about 15 miles (20 miles, if possible), and include a break for snacks. Everyone stays together and no one is left behind. Bring a signed waiver, cash for snacks, a patch kit or spare tube. Helmets are required. Info: Kermit Ganier, 310-367-0458 or

START: The Corner:

Le Doux Road at Olympic Blvd, 1 block west of La Cienega Blvd. From Santa Monica (10) Freeway: off and north on La Cienega 1 1⁄2 miles, L- Olympic, R-Le Doux. Arrive 8:45 a.m.